Confido, an ICO startup has escaped with $374.000

The company founded to bring a new decentralized trustless payment solution for online shopping, which raised $374,477 in an ICO, has vanished
21 November 2017   1366

Confido has suddenly closed down its website and social media accounts of Twitter, Youtube, Reddit, Medium. Coincidentally, yesterday Confido suffered a 90-percent drop in value after informing investors a legal issue will halt development of the project indefinitely.

According to a whitepaper of Confido.io - Confido is a payment solution developed to be used by both businesses and individuals. It provides secure escrow payments using smart contracts, without relying on a third party to control the money. The unique thing about Confido is its shipment tracking feature. Confido will track a package up to the point that it gets delivered, and will only then release the funds. This is all done in a decentralised and automated fashion using smart contracts.

The company raised $374,477, being on highest rates on November 14 and suffered significant decline on November 19.

Confido v.3. 2017Confido (CFD) Charts

After the disappearance of the company, a large number of investors lost their investments. Many forums users wrote about their despair linked with the loss of savings, not believing in their failure.

The Confido scam comes the same day a survey showed that 15% of institutional traders won’t deal with ICOs until tighter regulation arrives. While the extensive majority of ICOs are conducted in good faith, a few bad examples can ruin everything.

Algorand to Raise $60M in 4 Hour Tokensale

The project was founded by a MIT professor and a Turing Award winner Silvio Micali and is designed to solve the problems of scalability and consensus in the DLT
20 June 2019   774

The blockchain-project Algorand, aimed at creating an “borderless economy ”, announced the successful completion of the  ALGO tokensale, during which it raised over $ 60 million, CoinDesk reports.

The campaign was held on the CoinList platform and was conducted in the format of the so-called “Dutch auction”, in which the highest price is first announced, after which it gradually decreases.

Simultaneously with the completion of the tokensale, it was announced the launch of the main network of the Algorand. The platform processes 1000 transactions per second with a delay time of less than 5 seconds, which, as noted, puts it on par with such major payment networks as Visa and Mastercard.

In his work entitled The Monetary Experiment: Algorand A Thesis For Algo Currency Markets, the head of Arrington XRP Capital, Michael Arrington writes that Algorand is a project where macroeconomics meets cryptocurrencies. He also notes that Algorand, as a blockchain-resistant Proc-of-Stake algorithm, is distinguished by a combination of advanced cryptography and a smart economic model.

The Algorand project was founded by a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Turing Award winner Silvio Micali. The main task of Algorand is to solve the problems of scalability and consensus in the blockchain.

As noted, the exact number of buyers who participated in the auction remains unknown, but because of high demand, the campaign lasted less than four hours. In total, 25 million ALGO tokens were distributed with a starting price of $ 10 and a closing price of $ 2.40.

Representatives of the project also stated that since tokens are distributed to customers' wallets and are not available on stock exchanges, there is no need to talk about any value of Algorand market capitalization.

Algos are being dispersed to wallet right now (for successful bids).  Therefore – there are non on exchanges. [Therefore, no market capitalization is available for Algorand, though some have speculated it sits around $6 billion.] Which is still a top 10.
 

Algorand Team

Earlier, the project announced plans to auction 600 million ALGO tokens per year, and in the first five years it is planned to release 10 billion tokens.

Also note that over the last year, Algorand raised $ 66 million in venture capital from investors such as Union Square Ventures and Pillar Venture Capital.